What’s on this weekend – 7th & 8th Apr 2018

Written by on April 7, 2018

Easter at Mount Stewart

Monday 26 March – Sunday 8 April/11am – 4pm

Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD £: included in admission
T: 028 4278 8387
W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mountstewart/

Pick up a Spring Activity Trail Map, follow the clues on the Yellow Trail and discover some fun nature facts along the way over the Easter Holidays! Become an Eco Explorer and learn how to build a red squirrel drey, enjoy some tracking games, find your flock and learn how animals use their senses! 24ppl per group including adults. Sessions start at 11 am, 12.30pm and 2pm and will last 50-60mins.

Booking at reception on the day on a first come, first served basis.
Have fun planting in the Potting Shed – learn how to grow vegetables – Get your hands dirty and learn how to plant and grow your own vegetables with Daniel our Apprentice Gardener. Suitable for families.
For more information on any of these activities see Mount Stewart website.

Festival of Storytelling in 8 Languages

Friday 6 April / 1pm-4pm

UFTM, Cultra, Holywood, BT18 0EU £: Normal admission
T: 028 9042 8428
W: nmni.com

In partnership with Queen’s University Belfast we are delighted to welcome a Festival of Storytelling in 8 languages to the Folk Museum.

Farming Seaweed – what’s the point?

Friday 6 April/7.30pm

Barholm, Portaferry, BT22 1PF
£5 including refreshments
A talk by Dr. Karen Mooney. Come and hear a great talk by an enthusiastic speaker on an interesting subject. Dr Mooney will talk about the seaweed cultivation work happening at Queen’s University Belfast and how this fits into the global seaweed industry, from food to industrial biotechnology. All welcome.

Ultimate Strongman



Sunday 8 April/ McKee Clock Arena, Quay Street, Bangor, BT20 5ED/ From 1pm

W: www.ultimatestrongman.tv/

Ireland’s Strongest Man competition: A one-day strength extravaganza
which will be filmed for television. It will consist of 5 grueling tests and the 8 finalists will be gathered from a qualification route which takes place 6 months prior to the event. The programme will feature iconic backdrops of Bangor Castle, Abbey and Marina as well as McKee Clock. This event is grant aided by Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Tourism Department

Car Bazaar

Saturday 7 April/9am – 12 noon

Mount Stewart, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AD £: Car £5; Van £10; Trailer £15
T: 028 4278 8387
W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mountstewart/

Come along and sell your unwanted items or browse around the many stalls and pick up a few treasures. Gates open from 7am for set up. Please see website for Terms &Conditions.

Family Fun at Cockle Row Cottages

Entertainment every Saturday & Sunday 2pm-4pm, Cottages open 11am-5pm

Cockle Row Cottages, Main Street, Groomsport, BT19 6GH £: Free
T: 028 9127 0069
W: visitardsandnorthdown.com

Saturday 7 April- Children’s Crafts & Glitter Tattoos Sunday 8 April- Fizz Wizz Pop magic show & Face Painting

Saturday 14 April- Crazy Golf & Children’s crafts Sunday 15 April- Sand Crafts & Clayrazy Workshop


Saturday 7 April/2.30pm

Web Theatre, North Street, Newtownards
£: adult £6; Child/senior £5
T: book by email on ardscommunitycinema@outlook.com
Ards Community Cinema presents family favourite, Matilda, in the Web Theatre, Newtownards.

Early 1900’s World of Crafts

Saturday 7 – Saturday 28 April

The Space, Ards Visitor Information Centre, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards BT23 4AD
£: Free
T: 028 9182 6846

W: visitardsandnorthdown.com

The Folk Museum at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum in Cultra tells the story of life in early 20th century Ulster. Costumed visitor guides bring history to life for visitors of all ages by telling stories and demonstrating crafts from bygone
days. This exhibition will let you see some of these crafts in action and see some of the 30,000 images available from UFTM’s extensive Picture Library looking at local craft and history. Each Saturday during the exhibition come along between 11am and 1pm and meet with master crafts men & women from the Folk Museum and watch them demonstrate their crafts from basket weaving to blacksmithing.

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